Re: Beater Bar Belt Removal from Upright Electrolux...
Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=783793 Generic problem for all Vacuums Beater bar Belt Removal from Upright Electrolux... Posted by wrenn on Jul 14, 2008 I am trying to change the belt on an Electrolux Model 1717 Upright Vacuum and I am having difficulty disassembling the vacuum to remove the beater bar and belt. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. . Normally there are screws, clips or levers that would remove the bottom plate or if that does not work then the top cover will come off and that will expose the belt. Once that is off and the belt is exposed then cut off the old belt and then lift up the brushroll on the pulley end and install the new belt around the pulley end and re-install the brushroll. Then use a belt puller or a screwdriver with a bent right or left end to stretch the belt onto the motor pulley and then track the belt in a straight line and reverse you steps in the reinstall of the top cover or bottom plate. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://electrolux.com/Customer Service1-800-896-9756 Electrolux Home Care Products – North America P.O. Box 3900Peoria, IL61612 Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
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Remover cover from the bottom of the power head or base if upright style. Usually just 2 to 4 screws.
You will see a belt (thick rubber band) connecting the beater bar (roller with brushes) to the motor. Remove the beater bar and belt. You do not need to remove the motor. The beater bar will be held by clamps and screws. Remove the screws and clamps and lift the beater bar directly up.
Take the belt to your local vacuum dealer (note make and model) and get a replacement.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Note: you will find a lot of hair and junk twisted around the beater bar. Take the time now to cut it all off.
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check both ends of the beater bar. Pet/Human hair, thread, strings and even dirt can really get wound up in between the plastic ends and the bar. It might look ok but it won't turn effortlessly. If you find that is the case, you might be able to fish the junk out but from experience it's just better to buy a new beater bar or roller part.
Hello, W/D here. Since the brush will not spin, but the motor works, either the belt has come off of the motor shaft, the belt is worn past it's useful life, or the beater bar has seized. 1. Turn off the power (unplug). 2. Remove the bottom plate. With the plate off, use your finger to test the tension of the belt. It should be tight, and roll when you roll the beater bar by hand. 3. Remove the beater bar and belt. Inspect the beater bar, particularly by the bearings. Remove any twine, hair, etc. 4. Inspect the belt for abnormal wear. If there is any significant wear in the belt, replace it. 5. Reassembly is in the reverse order. Place the belt on the beater bar. While holding the beater bar close to it's position, place the belt on the motor shaft. Rotate the beater bar bearings to their proper position and install the beater bar. Replace the cover plate.
I am unfamiliar with this make and model, but assuming it is an upright vacuum cleaner type design, something must be stopping the brush/beater bar from rotating. When it is then switched on, this immeadiately places a huge strain on the belt which then snaps (quite often accompanied by a burning rubber smell)
If you still have the user manual, this should show you how to remove the bar, clean it and check for any foreign objects preventing the bar from turning. If not, beater bar removal isnt normally too difficult to work out.
When you turn the roller, you should feel some resistance from the belt. Remove the base blate that surrounds the beater bar. Check the belt. Take care in removing the beater bar, so you can get it back in the same way it comes out. Clean the beater bar while you have the bottom open. If you remove the beater bar to replace the belt, take the time to inspect the cavity behind the beater bar where the vacuum picks up. That is where vacuums usually stop up. Reassemble the vacuum. If necessary, slip the belt over the motor shaft and then slide the roller undre the belt. Install the beater bar back in the sockets and replace the base plate.
Hi. This is easily done. Flip the vacuum over, beater bar up. With the machine unplugged, locate the screws or tabs that hold the base plate on, surrounding the beater bar. Remove the plate. The beater bar is held in place by fitting into sockets that then fit into the vacuum frame, so be careful in removing the beater bar. Pay close attention to the sockets, so you can get the bar assembly back in easily. Replace the belt. When you fit it over the motor shaft, you'll have to slip the belt onto the beater bar, and fit the bar into the frame at the same time. Reinstall the plate, and test your work by revolving the beater brush a bit by hand......If you're satisfied, you should be good to go!
Best regards, --W/D-- please feel free to rate this solution! Thanx!